‹ The Unusual Phobias of 10 Rich Athletes

4. Lewis Hamilton – Formula 1 Racing / Arachnophobia / Career Earnings: $100 Million

Many people are afraid of spiders, arachnophobia being recognized as the world’s most common fear. Besides, it’s not unreasonable for people to be scared of the eight-legged creatures, some of them being quite poisonous.

However, it is surprising to see a Formula One World Champion and F1’s projected first ever billionaire with a crippling fear of arachnids. After all, if he can deal with navigating the twists and turns of a racetrack at blinding speeds, then he should be able to manage an encounter with a spider. But that’s not the case for Lewis Hamilton, who has a bad case of arachnophobia his whole life.

Lewis’s reason for his fear? “Has too many legs,” the racer reasons out.

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